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Molinari's

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330 Mayfield Dr, Ste A15, Franklin, TN 37067-7203
+1 615-771-7780
Today
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 16:30 - 21:00
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Chicago
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of dining here the other day. We ate here 3 years ago when we first moved to Franklin and our experience was mediocre then. So we were both pleasantly surprised at how good the food was on this last visit. I ordered the sausage and peppers. The portion was HUGE. The sauce on... More 

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1 Thank metaman99
Franklin
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290 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The place is kitsch in an old-school-kinda way and Teresa was a good server but our food was nothing special. However, it's a lot of (just OK) food for the money. For $15 I had a giant portion of spaghetti with a tasteless meat sauce, a spongy-bland meatball, a very good sausage, sautéed mushrooms and ricotta cheese. Sounds promising, tasted... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Hot garlic rolls...lathered in butter and fresh garlic are brought with every meal! Olive Garden, amerigos, maggianos...got nothing on this place! This is real authentic homemade Italian food you crave on those rainy days... Try it and you will be back!

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Thank JHworldtravel
Brentwood, Tennessee
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of our favorite restaurants in general and Italian restaurants specifically. It has a small, homey atmosphere that sets it apart from the chain Italian restaurants. The food is very good and, again, seems more authentic than the chains. Service is good, and it is seldom crowded with much of a wait.

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1 Thank John K
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Best Italian food ever. Garlic rolls, fresh salad, and your meal will always be hot and very good. Service can be spotty 30% of the time, but you will forget about it after you eat.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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189 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This was an excellent choice for our family's New Years Celebration. The restaurant is small so our group of 13 sitting together was a bit of a stretch but they worked it out for us. The food and service was amazing and the joint filled up very fast. I highly recommend this place.

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1 Thank Blake812
Maryland Heights, Missouri
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84 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

This restaurant was tucked away and cozy, but you couldn't hide the good service and food. The waiters knew the menu selections well and were able to offer some tasty options. The bread was great and hot. My friends and I were traveling and were happy to come upon this delightful restaurant. Nice Job Molinari's.

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1 Thank BobbyBluewaters
Florida
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We arrived to Franklin pretty late after being on the road all day. Molinari's was recommended by a friendly hotel staff. It is a neighborhood restaurant and the clientele seemed to be a mix of local and visitors. It is located in a strip mall. Once we were seated we were greeted by our waitress, Lindsey who was so bubbly... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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58 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Small Italian restaurant with friendly long term waiters. Ours, Joel, said he had been there 12 years. Entree includes salad which is cold and wonderful. Garlic bread is offered but we decline. Entrees are always tasty and large enough for a take home box.

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1 Thank MustLoveDogss
Brentwood, Tennessee
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I've always been partial to Molinari's. I discovered it by accident within months of its debut, it's hidden away in a quiet spot, even some of the locals don't know about it, and it was the location of my second date with my future wife. So they'll always have a special place in my heart. Cool Springs is one of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
16:30 - 21:00
Saturday
16:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 330 Mayfield Dr, Ste A15, Franklin, TN 37067-7203
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +1 615-771-7780

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?